Photo by Marcio Ramalho
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- Dominican Republic
Note that fully half of the above list is in Central or South America. It's disappointing to me that more people don't consider South America as a emigration target. Though there are still issues, Latin America has largely ignored the world's financial crisis. Their economies are growing healthily and this isn't because they're isolated from the world economy: it's because they're experiencing rapid growth and have, in many ways, managed their economies better the Europe or the US.
If I had to start my expat life all over again, I probably would have headed south of the border. It's really a land of opportunity. Your money will go farther, you'll have access to great health care, and with the rapid growth, if you're not yet retired there are plenty of chances to do very well for yourself.